I’d hereby like to nominate myself for this award. Guess how much schoolwork I got done today?… The answer should be obvious. None whatsoever. I have never, ever had such bad senioritis before. Ugh.
But I had something so much more exciting to do!
Yep, indeed. However, for reasons that shall become clear in the future, I am not going to be trying it out tomorrow; in fact, in order to avoid the temptation, I used up my last banana (well, my last yellow banana; the red ones still aren’t ripe, believe it or not) making banana oat muffins.
Notice anything missing?… Yes, that’s right. I made banana oat muffins… and I forgot the oats. I realized it as soon as I started to scoop the batter into the muffin tins, but I was not in the mood of scooping it back out again, so I just left them as they were. Doesn’t seem to have had any negative affect!
I also decided to be environmentally friendly, and instead of chopping my vegetables on paper plates that get thrown out, I bought this.
I like to make my life easier. :p
Some Alphebruary: M and P!
First, something that I’ve been wanting to try for a very long time, but I kept waiting for it to go on sale. It never did, so I’m guessing it probably never will, but… mochi.
Since I’ve never tried it before, I went for the original flavor… and I just followed the package directions, cutting some squares and sticking them in the oven for about ten minutes, until they started to puff up and brown.
It doesn’t look like much, I know, but it was delicious — chewy and slightly sweet. I just wish it came in a smaller package!! I hate that I have to eat the same thing for a few days in a row because the package has so many servings; I get burned out on things that way.
Anyway, next up: pecan butter.
I spread some of it on a spelt flat bread.
Full disclosure: I have never eaten a pecan in my life. But I don’t think this tastes like pecans. Primarily because I could taste the cashews. Which, if you ask me, isn’t a bad thing… (I am going to buy cashew butter. Once I get rid of another jar or two of nut butter. Check back in a couple of years.)
And then I tried a recipe from Appetite for Reduction, because the delicata squash I’d been hoarding really needed to be used. It was my last one. 😦
I think that’s supposed to read sweet potato squash. Anyway. I was a little confused about the recipe directions, and I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to wrap the squash itself, or the entire pan… so I tried both ways, one for each half.
The one on the left was in the wrapped pan; the one on the right was wrapped completely. They tasted exactly the same; the only difference was that the one on the right was a little charred on the bottom, which is fine with me, as I love crispy squash. Oh, who am I kidding, I love all kinds of squash, all ways!
As it works out, I’m going to have a three-day work week: tomorrow is President’s Day, so my office is closed, and I’m taking a personal day on Friday because my hair is in desperate need of some TLC. (I was talking about that with someone at my gym today; she said that she always thought that curly hair was easy to care for, and that you just got out of bed in the morning, shook out your curls, and went about your day. Um, right. I wish! I was thisclose to getting my hair permanently straightened when I discovered Ouidad. And thank goodness, because I look rather like a witch with straight hair.)
Seriously, now — anyone want to write a paper for me?! Ahhhhhh!!
Happy Monday… when I hopefully get some work done.
“Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there.”